Leadership Skills: Beyond Management

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What is Leadership? Genuine leaders make a stand, aren’t afraid to take the initiative and encourage their team towards ¬†achieving a goal. Significant leaders, who were able to inspire others, include Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Winston Churchill. Notable business leaders include Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, Elon Musk of Tesla and Jan Koum, who is the CEO and founder of Whatsapp. Each of these leaders faced different challenges within their role, all of them followed the same core steps and approach. As leaders, their ultimate goal is to create a vision, whilst creating the circumstances for their team or organisation to achieve, create something new and turn that vision into a reality. Yet, while leaders set the …

Change Management

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This article will attempt to provide you with an outline of the process of change management and how you can strive to emulate it and implement it in your corporation. Change management is defined as the approach to adopt if you are looking to gradually transition individuals or teams into a new way of working. It can also refer to a time when project management may be looking to formally introduce and subsequently, have approved, changes to a project, such as the editing of a strategy. With the rapid introduction of new innovations and technology in the modern business environment, there comes an equally as quick change in the way organisations have to operate. All aspects of the business have …

Leadership and Influence

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This article will hopefully portray to you the different ways of leading and having influence within your organisation, and why it is such a crucial aspect of effective business. A leader can be defined as someone who commands a group or an organisation, or put more simply, a leader is someone who has followers. The role of the leader is a crucial component in a business, and is one which must be filled and then utilised to its maximum potential. However, there can be no leadership without influence because people lead others through influencing the way they work. Many may picture leaders as loud, strong and even bullish figures, but the act of conducting people falls into the job of …

How To Coach Employees Using GROW Model

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GROW Model This article¬†introduces the GROW model for coaching employees. Having a consistent and uniform approach to coaching enables you to devise a strategy and direction – using a coaching model. You will instil confidence in your employees because they see a methodical approach. When we approach coaching haphazardly we become disorganized and this creates frustrating coaching sessions. The GROW model helps you organize your coaching process in a flow that identifies the goal first and ends with a plan. Goals: A goal has to be set in order to give direction and purpose to the coaching session. Ambiguous goals usually are never achieved. Setting a goal first shapes your discussion with your employees and, secondly, sets the tone of …

Team Development

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This is an article which aims to give you a working knowledge of team development and help you understand how important it could be for your organisation, as well as giving you places to look if you decide to incorporate this into your company. Team development itself is fairly self explanatory: the enhancement of the effectiveness of work groups through the use of different strategies and techniques. However, the complicated part is being able to successfully implement these structures into your employees and teams and subsequently improve performance and efficiency in the workplace. One of the main branches of team development is the process of team building. Relationships between employees and employers are not the only ones which should be …